What is Cross Laminated Timber?

Cross-laminated timber (CLT or XLAM) is a wood panel typically consisting of three, five, or seven layers of dimension timber oriented at right angles to one another and then glued to form structural panels with exceptional strength, dimensional stability, and rigidity. Lightweight yet very strong, with superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance, CLT is also fast and easy to install, generating almost no waste onsite. CLT offers design flexibility and low environmental impacts. For these reasons, cross-laminated timber is proving to be a highly advantageous alternative to conventional materials like concrete, masonry, or steel, especially in multi-family and commercial construction.

What are the advantages?

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Speed

Cross laminated timber construction can speed up projects by 30% – 40% .

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Strength

CLT is suitable for all projects, from small to large multi story buildings.

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Cost Saving

Major savings can be found in the significant reductions in installation time.

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Insulation

Mass timber construction is a great thermal insulator with high U and R values.

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Sustainable

Manufactured from a sustainable resource CLT can make your project carbon neutral.

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Precision

Panel are manufactured in a factory setting allowing for much higher tolerances.

Projects

Some of our latest projects.

Noordhoek

Staircase

Kenilworth

Pavillion

Simons Town

Floor slabs

Higgovale

Meditation Box

Somerset West

Office fit out

Green Point

Auditorium

Want to know more?

  • Contact us via our web form and we will send you a copy of our design guide.